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MLB breaks record for home runs in season

(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. Read More


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McGregor could address Congress in rights campaign for fighters

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor could speak in the United States Congress to help with a campaign to extend the legal protections enjoyed by boxers to MMA fighters, according to Congressman Markwayne Mullin. More »


Jake LaMotta, boxing's 'Raging Bull,' dies in his 90s

(Reuters) - Jake LaMotta, the brutish former boxing champion whose life of violence in and out of the ring was portrayed in the movie "Raging Bull," died on Tuesday, according to one of his daughters. More »


Cycling: Europe to decide UCI election, says former chief McQuaid

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - France's David Lappartient will beat incumbent Brian Cookson to be elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if the body's European delegates vote as one, former UCI chief Pat McQuaid told Reuters. More »


Golf: Top-ranked Spieth primed for $10 million bonus at East Lake

(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth feels good about the quality of his game heading into the season-ending Tour Championship starting in Atlanta on Thursday, even if he is not holing as many long putts as when he won the event in 2015. More »


Tennis: Spain to host Britain in 2018 Davis Cup first round

LONDON (Reuters) - Five-times Davis Cup champions Spain will host Britain in the first round of the 2018 competition. More »


NFL: National Football League roundup

The club also traded an undisclosed draft pick to the New Orleans Saints for linebacker Stephone Anthony, who was the Saints' first-round pick in 2015. More »


Cycling: Dumoulin crushes opposition to win maiden time trial title

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin of the Netherlands crushed his rivals to claim a maiden individual time trial title at the road cycling world championships on Wednesday, crowning a superb season after winning the Giro d'Italia in May. More »


Motorcycling: Rossi will try to race in Spain with a broken leg

LONDON (Reuters) - Yamaha's Valentino Rossi will try to make a race return in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his leg in an off-road training accident, if MotoGP doctors give him the green light. More »


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